There are an estimated 1.3 million wild alligators in the Sunshine State and it’s the time of year they most mix with people.
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In Juneau, garbage management has to take hungry animals into account.
And there’s not much that can be done to contain its spread.
Consumers increasingly are demanding farmers change the way they raise livestock and poultry. But some farmers are pushing for laws to let them continue doing business as usual.
Landmark collaboration to provide landscape-level approach to protecting wildlife habitat
Reports of animal hoarding are on the rise, leaving states and localities deciding whether to prosecute or deal with the underlying mental problem that leads to it.
Authorities are trying to discourage people from engaging in a practice that is harmful to the shelled reptiles, and can be illegal under Florida state law.
Despite pleas from children, councilman says “City Hall and city businesses are no place for animals.”
When animals need rescuing, local government workers come together and lend a helping hand.
Some states are trying to give the venomous pit vipers better odds of survival.
Bark beetles have killed more than 29 million trees among the Sierra Nevada mountains, putting the state's wildlife, water supply and air quality all at risk.
The Sunshine State’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recorded at least 154 alligator-related violations last year.
Disposing of a smelly, decomposing whale isn’t a simple process, as many localities discover when blubber starts to ooze out on the beach.
Check out this public information campaign in Portland, Oregon.
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